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Saling The World:  Kinect Sports  Rivals  Zumba Fitness  in U.S. Charts

Saling The World: Kinect Sports Rivals Zumba Fitness in U.S. Charts

February 11, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

February 11, 2011 | By Danny Cowan
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Gamasutra's weekly column, "Saling The World", covers the top five sellers for every available platform in the United States, Japan, and Europe, providing an important update of sales patterns worldwide.

This week's charts, with data taken from February 10th, 2011, find Zumba Fitness and Kinect Sports achieving top sales stateside, as Radiant Mythology 3 and Sengoku Musou 3 Z head the multiplatform rankings in Japan.

Data for "Saling The World" comes courtesy of the public sales information on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Amazon.co.jp, with sales split out for each platform and territory, and pre-orders disregarded. This results in a true sense of what games are selling worldwide on the real-time updated service, as follows:

Multiplatform
North America: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 2. Zumba Fitness (Majesco, Wii), 3. Kinect Sports (Microsoft, X360), 4. Dead Space 2 (EA Games, X360), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, X360).

Japan: 1. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (Namco, PSP), 2. Sengoku Musou 3 Z (Koei, PS3), 3. LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEI, PS3), 4. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP), 5. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Capcom, DS).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, PS3), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, X360), 3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 4. Just Dance (Ubisoft, Wii), 5. Football Manager 2011 (Sega, PC).

Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 retakes the top sales spot in North America's multiplatform chart this week, pushing former champion Zumba Fitness to second place. Kinect Sports and Dead Space 2 also rank as big sellers this week thanks to recent price drops at Amazon.

Namco's Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 claims top honors in its debut week in Japan, meanwhile, as FIFA 11 and Football Manager 2011 headline a soccer-heavy sales chart in the UK.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Zumba Fitness (Majesco), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Just Dance Kids (Ubisoft), 5. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft).

Japan: 1. Shape Boxing 2 Wii de Enjoy Diet (Rocket Company), 2. Donkey Kong Returns (Nintendo), 3. Wii Party (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. The Last Story (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 3. Wii Party (Nintendo), 4. Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

Dancing simulations are the current hot trend in Wii software sales stateside, with Ubisoft's Michael Jackson: The Experience joining chart veterans Just Dance 2, Zumba Fitness, and Just Dance Kids in this week's results.

The Gold's Gym Cardio Workout sequel Shape Boxing 2 climbs up to first place in Japan, while Mistwalker's former chart leader The Last Story falls to fifth place after previously topping platform sales.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 2. Dead Space 2 (EA Games), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft), 5. Dance Central (MTV Games).

Japan: 1. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (Rockstar), 2. Entaku no Seito: Students of Round (Experience), 3. Gal Gun (Alchemist), 4. Dragon Age: Origins (Spike), 5. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Atari), 4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 5. Forza Motorsport 3: Ultimate Edition (Microsoft).

Dead Space 2 returns to the domestic charts this week after previously dropping out of the top five, thanks to a recent "Deal of the Day" price drop at Amazon. Kinect software also sees a surge in popularity this week, leading to increased sales for Kinect Sports, Your Shape, and Dance Central.

In Japan, Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare DLC collection and ChunSoft's Entaku no Seito: Students of Round lead in their debut week, as Atari's Test Drive Unlimited 2 makes an impressive showing in its first week of release in Europe.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Dead Space 2 (EA Games), 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 3. LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEA), 4. Gran Turismo 5 (SCEA), 5. PlayStation Move Starter Bundle (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Sengoku Musou 3 Z (Koei), 2. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (Rockstar), 3. Sengoku Musou 3 Z Premium Box (Koei), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami), 5. Dragon Age: Origins (Spike).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEE), 4. Gran Turismo 5 (SCEE), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision).

Dead Space 2 recovers after previously dropping to fifth place to take the lead in today's PlayStation 3 sales charts in North America. Black Ops and LittleBigPlanet 2 remain top sellers, as the PlayStation Move Starter Bundle resurfaces at fifth place.

A PlayStation 3 port of Koei's formerly Wii-exclusive Sengoku Musou 3 (Samurai Warriors 3) earns first place in Japan's chart, while in the UK, FIFA 11 maintains its lead over Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.


PC
North America: 1. The Sims 3: Late Night (EA Games), 2. The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff (EA Games), 3. DC Universe Online (Sony), 4. The Sims 3 Deluxe (EA Games), 5. The Sims 3 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 2. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus), 3. Meikyuu Cross Blood (Magnolia), 4. Mahou Tsukai no Yoru (Type Moon), 5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition (2K Games).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2011 (Sega), 2. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3: Late Night (EA Games), 4. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Blizzard), 5. The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff (EA Games).

Sony's DC Universe Online is finally toppled in the U.S. PC charts this week, as a pair of The Sims 3 expansion packs end its month-long reign as the region's top seller.

Steins;Gate challenges Final Fantasy XIV in Japan, meanwhile, as The Sims 3 enjoys a new wave of popularity in Europe.


Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 3. Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Capcom), 2. Gyakuten Kenji 2 - Collector's Package (Capcom), 3. Ninokuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi (Level 5), 4. Eigo de Tabisuru: Little Charo (Nintendo), 5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Art Academy (Nintendo), 2. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (Nintendo), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 5. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo).

New Super Mario Bros. leads North American DS software sales for the third week running, as PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies enters the charts at third place in its premiere week.

Capcom's Ace Attorney Investigations sequel Gyakuten Kenji 2 once again headlines the platform's sales charts in Japan, while Art Academy and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem remain popular in Europe.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 2. Final Fantasy II (Square Enix), 3. Resistance: Retribution (SCEA), 4. Final Fantasy (Square Enix), 5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (Namco), 2. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom), 3. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable - Limited Edition (Banpresto), 4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami), 5. Senjou no Valkyria 3 (Sega).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Football Manager Handheld 2011 (Sega), 3. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami), 5. Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (EA Games).

Budget-priced rereleases and discounted titles once again head the dormant PSP platform's sales charts in North America.

Namco's Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 overtakes Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in Japan, while FIFA 11 and Football Manager Handheld 2011 outsell all competition in the UK.


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